Watercolor Play: Imaginary Gardens taught by Paige Tighe
May 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm CDT
Intuitive Arting meets Watercolor Play in Imaginary Gardens. This class is designed to get us inspired and painting!
We’ll start with a journaling exercise around ideas of gardens and growth, thinking about what we are planting this spring. Then we’ll learn about composing abstract florals and following your intuition when it comes to colors and shapes. Using water soluble crayons and watercolors, we’ll create our abstract imaginary gardens.
Bring a few images of flowers to class that inspire you and be ready to dive into the fertile place that is our imagination!
List of Supplies:
For the journaling exercise: A Journal, loose paper, or a sketchbook is fine. A pen for journaling
Paper for painting: Bring at least two pieces of 140# or 300# watercolor paper 11″x 15″. Cold Press, Hot press, or Rough press will work just fine.
Brushes: You will want 3; a large mop brush (holds a lot of water like the Silver Brush Black Velvet medium size jumbo mop brush, one round watercolor brush #8, #10, or #12, and one round brush# 2 or #4. Any brand will do.. Optional brushes: Oval Mop of any size, 1 inch mottler if you like flat brushes
Colors: Water soluble crayons: Caran D’Ache Neocolor Crayons; 2-3 shades of green, 1 yellow, and 2-4 of your favorite flower bud colors. Optional colors: A brown if interested in fences or tree trunks
Professional style watercolor paints. Half pan sets or tube color with a palette work great. Favorite brands are QoR, Schminke, and M Graham
Color palette choices: any will do as long as it is colors you enjoy. I recommend having one or more of these colors in your mix: May Green, Pthalo Green, Sap Green, and Undersea Green. A Quinacridone Magenta and Rose Madder can also be nice. Optional Color Notes: Have a few greens to choose from.
A pencil for sketching I prefer a 2H or HB
Ticket Instruction: You must choose a quantity to activate “get tickets”.
Paige Tighe is an artist, educator, and curator. Paige’s art focuses on painting large scale watercolor florals and paintings inspired by their mediation practices. They have a BA in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Minnesota-Morris. They have an MFA in Public Practice Art from Otis College of Art and Design. Currently, as an arts educator, Paige teaches through St Paul Community Education, Wet Paint, and through her own studio. She looks forward to co-teaching the Women’s Art Institute in the summer of 2021 at St Kate’s University.